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post #1 of 17
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I am making a mickey mouse hat for a cake with rice krispie treats. Do I need to cover the treats with BC before fondant, or not??? I want it to look perfectly smooth of course.
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post #2 of 17
I made a MM hat out of RKT. I covered it with a thin layer of BC before the fondant. I did crush the cereal before making the RKT. The hat was very dense, and probably not actually edible because it was so tightly packed, but it was smooth!
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I make up my regular batch of rice kripies and form them in a pan. Once firm enough to handle then I stack and decorate like a normal cake. So a thin layer of buttercream between the "layers" and then ice the outside with buttercream before fondant.

The bottom tier of this cake was done this way (although the filling had chocolate chips in it too)
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1447570
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I only have limited knowledge of working with RKT but I've found if you are working on a small item you can use a thick layer of fondant directly on the RKT. The thick layer evens out the RKT bumps. Also, I have heard that if you crush your RKs before you make the treats the RKTs are smoother.
post #6 of 17
i never thought about crushing them up. i'll have to try that.

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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by leily

I make up my regular batch of rice kripies and form them in a pan. Once firm enough to handle then I stack and decorate like a normal cake. So a thin layer of buttercream between the "layers" and then ice the outside with buttercream before fondant.

The bottom tier of this cake was done this way (although the filling had chocolate chips in it too)
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1447570



Would you mind telling me why you used RKTs for the bottom layer instead of just doing another cake layer? RKTs seem like more work than another cake layer. I'm not being critical, just want to know in case I need to do the same some time.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by deah

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Originally Posted by leily

I make up my regular batch of rice kripies and form them in a pan. Once firm enough to handle then I stack and decorate like a normal cake. So a thin layer of buttercream between the "layers" and then ice the outside with buttercream before fondant.

The bottom tier of this cake was done this way (although the filling had chocolate chips in it too)
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1447570



Would you mind telling me why you used RKTs for the bottom layer instead of just doing another cake layer? RKTs seem like more work than another cake layer. I'm not being critical, just want to know in case I need to do the same some time.



Not critical at all. It's what the customer wanted. So that's what I did. I offer RKT as a "cake" option.

As for more work... I don't think so. No oven time for a cake baking, no cooling time for the cake. I can use one pan and form the treats, pop them out to cool and then fill it up again right away. I would actually much rather make a RKT cake than a cake if I had the option.
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post #9 of 17
I've never attempted to use RKT's ...I'm scared to. I don't know how you would be able to cover figures without having seams and cracks all over it. There must be a trick....I just haven't been able to guess how to do it...Like I have with some of the other stuff.... thumbs_up.gif
post #10 of 17
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Finished product... It came out a little bumpy, but overall I was happy with and and will definitely do it again.
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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by ahmommy

I am making a mickey mouse hat for a cake with rice krispie treats. Do I need to cover the treats with BC before fondant, or not??? I want it to look perfectly smooth of course.



I cover rkt with a couple layers of melted chocolate to get the surface smooth. If you carve them they should get smoother also.
post #12 of 17
I cover the RKT with a thin layer of fondant then put the thicker layer on top. It makes it nice and smooth.
post #13 of 17
I always cover mine with a thin layer of bc or candy melts first.
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post #14 of 17
Hi
I have not used RKT when making a cake and I am making a mini Mickey Mouse hat. My problem is I made the ears a few weeks back but didn't put skewers in them. How can I attach them to the hat?
I am new to this.. Thank you for your help
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That is a great job icon_smile.gif
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